Quinnipiac University
Tara J. Glennon

Professor of Occupational Therapy

Dr. Glennon primarily teaches at the masters and doctoral levels in the OT Department, specifically in the pediatric and research curricular threads, with a specialty in sensory integration and processing. She has authored over 75 publications, most notably co-author of the upcoming Sensory Processing Measure - 2nd edition (SPM-2), a norm-referenced assessment tool that systematically assembles information about sensory processing from birth through adulthood.

Tara has dedicated a good portion of her time and energy educating the community and other professionals on the benefits of OT for children. She has a long-standing history of delivering local, state, and national conference presentations on pediatric services and operating a therapy business. In 2002, Dr. Glennon was recognized as a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association (FAOTA) for her Commitment to Professional and Community Education in Pediatrics.

Dr. Glennon's other awards include the 2017 Virginia Scardina Award of Excellence (AOTF); the 2009 Award of Merit (ConnOTA); 2008 Recognition of Achievement Award (AOTA) for the Sensory Processing Measure: Facilitating School-Based Team Collaboration; and was one of the first occupational therapists in Connecticut (1993) to earn a Board Certification in Pediatrics (BCP), a specialty certification in pediatric occupational therapy intervention from the AOTA.


  • BS, Quinnipiac University
  • EDD, Argosy University/Sarasota
  • MS, Southern Connecticut State University


  • Occupational Therapy

Office Location

  • Medicine, Nursing, Health Sci 362L

Mail Drop

  • NH-HSC


Center for Pediatric Therapy


Darien, Fairfield, and Wallingford, CT

Present - Present

Selected Publications

Meeting the needs of students with English as a second language: A discussion for best practice in higher education.

Toussaint, L. F., & Glennon, T. J.

5(1) SIS Quarterly Practice Connections 11-14 Bethesda, MD, American Occupational Therapy Association (2020)